|26 March||Big Telly Theatre Company||One Sandwich Short of a Genius|
|9 April||Young Once Theatre Company||Absolution|
|10 April||City Theatre Company||The Matchmaker|
|16 & 17 April||Monaghan Dramatic Society||Moll|
|18 April||Michael Hynes||The Legend of Luke Kelly-Sat|
|22 April||Cyclone Rep||Romeo & Juliet-The Merchant Session|
|25 April||Isosceles||On our way to Lisbon|
|30 April 2015||Fishamble: The New Play Company||Underneath by Pat Kinevane|
|29th May||Sean Keane-One Man Show||Granny's Suitcase|
All shows start at 8pm unless otherwise stated
26th March 2015
Big Telly Theatre Company
One Sandwich Short of a Genius
Mum is so determined to keep up appearances that when Dad leaves her 'to find himself', she hires an actor to replace him. It's a perfect solution to an embarrassing situation, as long as she uses her imagination to find the extra cash. Mum's the word. Luckily, the daughter,s far to busy planning the happiest day of her life to notice, but the son smells so many rats he,s a loose cannon who must be kept behind closed doors. Well keeping the cat in the bag and the skeletons in the cupboard whilst avoiding the elephant in the room tip them all over the edge ? Or is it the best move she's ever made...
Young Theatre Company
‘Absolution’ is a black comedy, set in Monaghan in the late 1970′s and told from the perspective of Flo Brady a teenager navigating a world of competitiveness and jealousy, and Mizenty Flanagana gentle soul in a town full of strong characters. Through their interweaving monologues we learn the story of how their paths cross in very peculiar circumstances, involving a bishop, a bible and a speedy burial.
Young Once Theatre are off to London this coming April with their Monaghan based play as part of a small UK and Irish tour, which includes confirmed dates in the Garage, Monaghan (9th April) and the Granary Theatre in Cork.
Written by Kelly McAuley, and directed by Barry McSkeane, ‘Absolution’ originally premiered as part of the 2013 Collaborations Festival in Smock Alley Theatre, Dublin. With a change to the original cast, Kelly, who lived in Monaghan in her junior years and is now an established actress having recently played the Colleen Bawn in Druid Theatre’s production of the same name, will take up the role of Flo Brady (a role that was brought to life by the talented Clones actress Sabrina Beggan), while Shane Connolly, a Dublin based actor who hails from Annyalla, will return with the many faces of the quirky Mizenty.
‘….This is a great play - sometimes tragic, sometimes uproariously funny - about growing up, growing older and how second chances might just save us all. Highly recommended.’ Entertainment.ie **** (4stars)
10th April 2015
City Theatre Company
One of Ireland’s greatest comedic talents Jon Kenny comes together with legendary Irish actor Mary McEvoy in a revival of Michael Scott’s iconic production of The Matchmaker. John B. Keane’s hilarious hit play follows the efforts of Dicky Mick Dicky O’ Connor to make matches for the lonely and lovelorn from all parts of the country. At the centre of this celebrated production is John B. Keane’s marvellous mischievous wit coupled by his unparalleled way with words.John B. Keane takes us back to a simpler time, when even phones were few and far between and the only web was one left behind by spiders
16th April 2015
Monaghan Dramatic Society
Moll by John B Keane
Moll is a priest’s housekeeper who takes over a parish house with a “divide and conquer” strategy. When Canon Pratt and his two curates, Father Brest and Father Loran, lose their exteemed Ms Bottomly, they must recruit a replacement to carry on with the cooking and cleaning. They select Ms Maureen Kettle, AKA Moll. She wraps the Canon around her little finger, feeds him well while starving the curates and continues this pattern as the Canon is promoted and one on the curates takes his place. When it comes to the question on Moll’s pension, more chaos ensues.
17th April 2015
Monaghan Dramatic Society
Moll by John B Keane
|18th April 2015|
Michael Hynes Promotions
The Legend of Luke Kelly
On 30th January 1984 it is said that the Whole of Dublin grieved the early death of Luke Kelly. He has left an indelible mark as being the greatest folk artist of the 20th Century.
In October 2001 ‘A Tribute to Luke Kelly’ was launched in Dublin’s Hotpress HQ before an audience which included Luke’s siblings and relations. As a result of the show’s success, MCD booked the band for a three month residency at the Olympia theatre which led to a memorable appearance on RTE’s Open House.
Over the past seven years they have amazed audiences following powerful sell-out performances in prominent Irish venues with the regular attendance of the Kelly family. Popularity has seen the band touring abroad even as far away as Australia.
Lead singer, Chris Kavanagh bears a remarkable resemblance to Luke while his singing talents capture the depth and passion of the great man. He is joined on stage by accomplished musicians who all consider it an honour to bring Luke’s memory to the stage in the ultimate tribute to the King of balladeers.
Recently to mark Luke’s 25th anniversary, Chris and co-writer Hilary Kavanagh composed a song entitled ‘Voice of the people’ to celebrate his life. An album of original songs will soon follow…
22th April 2015
Romeo & Juliet
Shakespeare comes to life in The Romeo & Juliet Session! The bard
22th April 2015
The Merchant of Venice
The Merchant Session: An entertaining and informative synthesis of
Please contact Cyclone Rep (021) 235 5356, (085) 8585 502, or firstname.lastname@example.org bookings and further details.
25th April 2015
On our way to Lisbon
Voted one of the top five shows of 2006 by The Glasgow Evening Times’ theatre critic Brian Beacom and performed to rave reviews, awards and standing ovations wherever it goes, this is the story of how, in 1967, Celtic became the first British team to win the European Cup with a victory over the mighty Inter Milan.
Two fans look back and fondly recreate the night that the Bhoys in Green and White beat the hardest team in the world and draped Europe in green, white and gold.
The whole mad and magnificent campaign comes to life as the two supporters become everything from a Swiss football team to the entire population of Lisbon. The show, brought by Isosceles Theatre, has obvious appeal for football fans but is also for those with little interest in the game and stands as a stunning piece of theatre for all.
30th April 2015
Fishamble: The New Play Company
by Pat Kinevane
Sticks and stones didn't break Her bones, but words and pointing crushed Her.
Is Beauty really only skin deep?
Does Ugliness hide somewhere deeper?
Following the runaway international success of Forgotten and Silent, Fishamble premieres Pat Kinevane’s third solo play, Underneath, directed by Jim Culleton, as part of Limerick City of Culture this December.
This stunning new play is a blackly comic, rich and vivid tale of a life lived in secret, a testament to the people who live on the fringes, under the nose of everyday life. It explores the surface, and what lies underneath.
‘Ireland’s excellent Fishamble’ Guardian
'Drop everything...book now...captivating, moving and -yes - even unforgettable' Irish Times [on Forgotten]
‘passionate one-man show…carefully wrought production…Kinevane [is] an artist of the theatre’ New York Times [on Silent]
29th May 2015
Sean Keane-One Man Show
Sean Keane brings his new 'One Man show ' Granny's Suitcase ' to the stage this summer . In this show Sean is going back to his roots in music. He will combine songs and stories of how he was influenced to sing songs the traditional way from a very early age. Sean won his first All-Ireland Fleadh title at the age of seven and went own to win 13 All-Ireland titles by the age of 15. Sean will sing many well known favourites during the show like, A Stor mo Chroi, Dear little Isle, May Morning dew, and many more including Erin's Lovely Home, the first song he remembers learning. This is an opportunity to hear the authentic Voice of Ireland perform these songs like the way they were passed from person to person and one generation to the next. Traditional singing is a very important part of our music folklore and it is an art that is struggling in popularity in these modern days. Sean hopes that this show will rejuvenate the interest in solo singing and hopefully will influence a new generation to take an interest in the songs and stories of generations past.
The show is set in his grandmother's kitchen as he searches through her old Leather Suitcase where she held all the words of many famous songs that she collected from people who visited her home in Carragh near Caherlistrane in Co. Galway.
This is very much a family show and it is an opportunity to bring young children who may be interested in singing to hear the master at work.
The show will be sprinkled with humorous stories of the songs and the times and indeed about his vast experiences in the music business.